Mules and Horses Of The Olympic National Park

The Olympic National Park is in our backyard. Hubby (Scott) and me have child memories of the same places growing up in Washington State. The Olympics are a huge reason we live in Sequim, Washington.  The hiking trails are maintained by mules and a few horses owned and cared for by the National Park Services. 

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Do not feed the mules and horses.  All equine living in domestication are on a special diet. It is very important to never feed a horse, donkey, or mule without permission. Why? Colic is life threatening. Meaning; changing the diet can cause a serious life threatening issue. Please never feed any equine without permission. 

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Cows Die In Washington State Snow Storm

More than 1,600 dairy cows die in Washington blizzard

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“Cows were huddled in, pressed up against each other in corners of pens and refused to move. Farmers couldn’t get them to move into milking barns. Herd instinct,” said Gerald Baron, executive director of Save Family Farming, a farm advocacy group. “Most cows died from injuries from each other and some from cold exposure. They went down and couldn’t get up.”

About 28 cows that were injured are likely to be euthanized, farmers said.

“Each cow could be worth $2,000, so we’re looking at $3.2 million plus future production loss, but right now the bigger impact is a huge emotional loss to farmers,” said Dan Wood, executive director of Washington State Dairy Federation.

Dairy farmers already are struggling to survive in extremely difficult market conditions, so the storm losses are like a double-whammy, he said.

“Farmers put up hay bales for wind barriers and tried to do what they could. Farmers were out there in zero degrees or less with wind chill, risking their lives to save cattle,” Wood said.

No farmers or workers were reported injured, he said.

 

Tornado Class 11 Hits Port Orchard, WA

December 19 at 6:12 PM

SEATTLE — An extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle was the strongest to hit Washington state since 1986, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

A Weather Service storm team surveyed the damage just south of Port Orchard, Washington, and rated the twister an Ef2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with top wind speeds of up to 130 mph (210 kph). The scale rates an Ef2 as “significant.”

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Olympic National Park

Here is a website with live web cams for you to check into Washington States treasure “OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKS” Enjoy!

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This photo was taken from the Donkey Whisperer Farm in Sequim, WA.  Hubby and me love to take photos here are a few of our treasures and memories.

Sitting Area of Hurricane Ridge, can see this mountain from our farm in Sequim, WA

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Building A Home – What About The Closets?

Building a custom home requires many years of planning before breaking ground. Organizational skills are a must. Plan on giving yourself lots of closets as life has a way of needing a place for every little thing. 

If you would like to add new closets to your current home or you are building a home I highly recommend Home Storage Solutions  we highly recommend this little business as John Plake is a man of his word. What a relief to have John come into our new home and make the master closet gorgeous and our pantry.

John Plake is full of ideas and sells only the best quality. His attention to detail and quality workmanship is hard to find these days. John is a busy guy for a reason, people know he is the best in Kitsap and Clallam county, Washington. Trying to measure and fit cabinets is never easy. John takes all the stress away and made our new home look like a magazine. Each home owner is unique and John understands how to help us get organized.

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John did not charge us extra for the pulls in our master closet. One quote is it!  I highly recommend John Plake to anyone needing help doing a remodel or a new home. Dream and call John Plake as you will be amazed at his work.

Custom Closets

Professionally Designed, Expertly Installed Custom Closets

Looking to finally create that perfect custom closet? The team at Home Storage Solutions can make that happen for you!  We create professionally designed closet solutions for walk-in or reach-in closets. Our extensive closet product lines allows you to create the perfect closet for you needs, with the right balance of different types of hanging options, drawers and hampers.

1) Custom closet cabinets that come in 15 different styles and finishes. Custom built to the exact specifications you need, with drawers of many sizes & depth.

2) Custom closet hanging systems, available in many different styles and configurations. All of which are available with chrome, stain and oil rubbed bronze baskets in 3 different sizes.

3) Custom closet options include our deluxe laundry hampers. No closet would be complete without a fully functional laundry hamper.

4) Custom closet cupboard doors are available in multiple profiles and finish options. We can design the perfect solution to fit your needs and taste. We can often match existing cabinets!

5) Shelving, cubbies and top shelf dividers to organize your space.

6) Designer shoe racks for his & hers.

7) We also offer a line of belt, tie and valet rods to fit your specific needs.

 

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Proudly Serving The Greater Puget Sound Area, from Blaine at the Canadian Border to Olympia and all of the Olympic Peninsula.

My name is John Plake and I live in Port Orchard, Washington. I would like to introduce you to my business, Home Storage Solutions. I started the business over 11 years ago to serve the Olympic Peninsula, providing solutions to easy and difficult storage and closet problems.

My background is in home building as well as furniture building and now I am able to blend the two together to provide storage spaces (typically closets, pantries, linen and garages) which are not only functional and practical, but are also very aesthetically appealing. I will come to your home and take measurements and then develop a plan that will work for your space as well as your budget.

You may wonder if “custom” means your closet costs more. The opposite is actually true. Instead of having a warehouse full of parts trying to fit to your job; the company I use (www.stor-x.com) is a unique manufacturer and they start every job from scratch which means you get the storage solution you want, without having to pay for the “warehouse” so to speak. When the product has been created exactly to your specifications, it is packaged very carefully and shipped for installation.

I am able to offer a variety of wood grains and colors at a much reduced price. I also offer a line of baskets and tie & belt racks to complement your new closet. The possibilities are truly endless and fun!

Race Deck® is also a product I offer for the garage as well as mudroom floors. If you have ever thought of wanting a painted or coated floor, think again. Since most garage slabs are not prepared for a paint product, they will usually chip and flake in a short period of time. Race Deck®, which is made in the USA, is a durable option for a non-slip floor that you can even take with you if you move! Many colors are available and patterns are unlimited.

I am only a phone call away, and there is no charge for me to come and discuss your storage options, create a plan for you, and give you an estimate. So whether you are just starting or finishing your dream home or taking on a fresh remodel, Home Storage Solutions is here to serve you with your storage and closet needs.

 

 

 

Warranty

STOR-X® Organizing Systems have a one year Warranty on materials. This warranty covers all STOR-X® Products – Shelving, Storage, Components, and Drawers. For questions or concerns regarding the STOR-X® warranty, you may contact Home Storage Solutions at (360) 670-3297. You can also email us at HSS@olypen.com. Our installation and workmanship is covered for as long at the original purchaser owns their home; less issues deemed abuse by Home Storage Solutions, LLC.

STOR-X® Organizing Systems are custom-built, modular, and wood laminate-based storage systems that use European cabinet technology to achieve a highly flexible design in numerous applications. We offer over 15 environmentally friendly finish options. We also offer tie and belt racks, garment valets and roll-out baskets as well as many more accessory options to personalize your custom storage solutions.

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We highly recommend John Plake to you as your organizational specialist. Everything has a place in our new home, this makes our life less stressful. Getting organized seriously reduces stress. I am excited to share my experience with John Plake as he is a small business owner who does what he says. Truly a breath of fresh air to hire Home Storage solutions.

We looked at many on-line DYI projects and well it was not only expensive it was time-consuming and overwhelming. John Plake comes into your home and helps you make the difficult decisions easy. Next he orders the quality material and sets up the install date. He even wipes the dust off your new cabinets. Wow!

John Plake is a man of his word. A small business owner who will go above and beyond to make your life easier.

Thank you John!

Scott & Melody Johnson

Sequim, Washington

 

Here Comes The Rain

Do you find the rain to be relaxing?

Growing up and living all of my life in western Washington the rain has always been a source of beauty and inspiration. Now that we live in Sequim, WA the rain is a relief as we own a farm. During farming season we are so busy growing hay, cutting hay, keeping the pastures maintained.

Here comes the rain means it is time to rest on the Donkey Whisperer Farm as even the animals rest in their stalls waiting for the rain to stop. The Olympic Mountains are getting new snow. Snow we will use for irrigation next summer.

Water is the source of life for all living things:

What do you think of the rain?

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Animals Teach Us To Live In The Moment

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Melody

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The Great Pacific Northwest “HOME SWEET HOME”

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Donkeys, Horses, Rainbows and Ballons On The Donkey Whisperer Farm

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Around The Donkey Whisperer Farm

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Donkey Halter For Sale Mini, Standard or Mammoth

Quality made donkey halters made in the U.S.A.

Free shipping in the U.S.A. Yacht rope will never mold! Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. The brass screw on snap is used for training your donkey and to add a longer or shorter lead line on quickly. Take a look at our training series Donkey 101 video on demand.

Lifetime warranty. Our donkey halter will fit any mini or standard donkey from four-months to full grown. Would you like to measure? We now offer this custom order for you!

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Hoof Abscess Dangerous Myths

PLEASE DON’T!

Here are some dangerous myths regarding hoof abscess treatment:

1. Soak the abscessed foot in bleach
2. Soak the abscessed foot in Lysol
3. Soak the abscessed foot in Apple Cider Vinegar
4. Place Tea Tree Oil on the abscessed area of the foot
5. Use an anti fungal cream on the abscessed foot
6. Walk your donkey until the abscess blows
7. Dig out the abscessed area with a pocket knife
8. Pack the hoof with Pine Tar and Turpentine
9. Ignore it, it will go away!

A hoof abscess is not a routine health issue! A donkey hoof is living breathing tissue with blood infused laminae. An abscess is a localized, internal infection, creating a pocket that is walled off within the hoof. This infection builds filling the pocket with blood, pus and fluid creating unbearable pressure in the hoof. Hoof abscesses are not external, they are internal. They are not only debilitating, but can be life-threatening!!!

Please, please don’t employ any of the mythical formulas above. Please learn how to respond to a donkey hoof abscess! Go to: Health Care Series

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Sunshine 

The donkeys, horses and dogs all enjoyed the sunshine today. Enjoy!

 

GOD Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!

Melody